MEDITATION TECHNIQUE

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To meditate you have to train your mind, in the same way that to be fit you have to train your body. There are many meditation techniques.

Like anything practice makes perfect.

It’s extremely difficult for a beginner to sit for hours and think of nothing or have an “empty mind.” The easiest way to start is by focusing the breath. Really meditation is concentration, mindfulness is also a form of concentration. When one is fully concentrated one is in the present moment and that in itself is a form of meditation.
The concentration meditation technique involves focusing on a single point. This could be listening to your breath, repeating one single word over and over again, focusing on looking at a candle flame, or finding on spot on the floor and staring at it. Since focusing the mind is not that easy, a beginner might meditate for only a few minutes and then work up to longer time.
Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage and belly. Make no effort to control your breath; simply focus your attention. If your mind wanders, simply return your focus back to your breath. Maintain this meditation practice for 2–3 minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.
If relaxation is not the goal of meditation, it is often one result of it. Since then, studies on the relaxation response have documented the following short-term benefits to the nervous system:

 

• lower blood pressure
• improved blood circulation
• lower heart rate
• less perspiration
• slower respiratory rate
• less anxiety
• lower blood cortisol levels
• more feelings of well-being
• less stress
• deeper relaxation

EMILY TESTED NUBIO DETOX JUICES

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IMG_0501A FRESH START WITH NUBIO

After a week of long days running around shows, presentations, openings, dinners and parties at the Fashion week in Paris, I felt exhausted. Going back to everyday life, my work routine, I needed a shot of new energy. When listening to your body, some small signs : need of coffee and sugar, sleep calls during the day…can reveal that the metabolism is not functioning properly and that it is time for a pause to get back on track for a healthier lifestyle! I heard about cold press detox juices through a friend and I felt that I had to have a try at this Nubio cures!

Claire Nouy and Gabrielle Rotger go around Paris riding their bikes, love quality food, practice yoga and are two young entrepreneurs! Nubio started a year ago, the key to their success is a mix of very fresh vegetable and fruits, good recipes and amazing taste! Before starting a cure you should prepare your body and mind by stopping tea, caffeine, gluten and refined sugar. Nubio even recommends the “Green me up” blog with tones of detox recipes! The juices are freshly pressed every morning in the Atelier (11th), recipes change according to the season and delivered at your door (you can also pick them up at the Courrege café in Paris).

DAY ONE

At 9am my Nubio box was delivered at my door, I started with the “NOUVEAU DEPART”.

The New start cure is based of Pink, Orange, yellow & green juices, 4 different recipes and tastes to drink though out the day. +++ I have to say, the packaging and service is amazing In my box: 4 Juices of 500ml numbered for each period of the day 2 small comfort juices, one lemon & chai and a almond juice 5 cacao almonds 6 straws 2 little companion sheets A 500ml juice is worth a 1KG of fruits and vegetables, the idea is to masticate the juices, this way drinking is like having a meal and vitamins go straight into the body! Here are the ingredients:

1- Pear, carrot, coconut water, lemon, curcuma

2- Apple, fennel, spinach, parsley, lime

3- Carrot, orange, celery, lemon, nigelle

4- Fennel, apple, carrots, violett carrot, beet-root, lemon, gingembre

Elixir : Lemon, lime, maple sirup, seeds, mineral water

Petite Douceur : Almonds, dattes, himalayan salts

A detox is not a diet, it is a digestive break that brings you clean energy! I thought that I would be starving, with 4 juices in one day and a few little almond juice breaks the day goes by in a wink! Small advice though, when drinking only juices you should be having a quite evening!

DAY TWO

I woke up with a clear head and new energy. I usually have trouble feeling awake before a strong coffee, funnily enough to stop digesting for 24 hours really feels like you are giving your body a break. As soon as I work up I started the “INTENSE CURE”, the difference with the “NOUVEAU DEPART” is that the juices are all green, they contain less calories (1220Kal) and the tastes are relatively the same from one juice to the other. Starting the day with the Lemon “Elixir” !

LES JUS DETOX DE LA CURE INTENSE *

1- Cucumber, spinach, pear, celery, lime, sage

2- Apples/fennel/parsley/lime,rosemary

3- Spinach, white carrots, cucumber, lemon, stinging nettles, nigelle

4- Spinach, pear,kale,coconut water, parsley, lemon

Elixir : Lemon, lime, seeds, mapple sirup, mineral water

Petite Douceur : Mineral water, amonds, dattes, vanilla, himalayan salts

When the cure is finished, you should follow the Nubio guide to slowly start eating again, with healthy habits. Eat many seasonal vegetables and fruits, diminish coffee and alcohol and refined sugar.

So Start Fresh : http://www.nubio.fr/

 

AND NOW I AM READY TO GO

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COOL As a state of mind

P1020190In Marseille on the top of the building of the cite Radieuse one of Le Corbusier’s master architectural piece, is a museum that was put together by the French designer Ora Ito. The exhibition that are held in this space are spectacular, in the summer there was Buren who had designed an exhibition especially for this space and now there is Cool as a state of mind. When you walk in the atmosphere  remind us of sunny beaches and layed back California or other beach resorts.

COOL / As a State of Mind
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14.02. — 26.04.2015
MAMO
Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse
280 Boulevard Michelet
13008 Marseille, France
Heures d’ouverture
Du mercredi au dimanche
11H à 18H
Infos pratiques
Curated by Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani. Du 14 février au 26 avril 2015 au MAMO – Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse.
Avec : Mike Kelley, Aaron Curry, Alan Fertil & Damien Teixidor, Urs Fischer, Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold, Paul McCarthy, Sterling Ruby, Joel Kyack, Rachel de Joode, Josh Atlas, David Horvitz, Ed Ruscha, Pipilotti Rist, Steciw/de Joode, Aoto Oouchi, Dwyer Kilcollin, Gaëlle Choisne.
Cool is first a cliché: wet hair, youth, the beach
Cool glides on a wave and changes according to the rhythm of time. COOL is a specific attitude that history can trace back to 3000 year before Jesus-Christ among the African population Yoruba and Igbo, and other regions of the continent. The slave trade continued this attitude of detachment, it then became popular among afro-american jazzmen from the beginning of the XX century. What we now call modern COOL developed at a merging period among american youth via a unanimously worshipped icon Elvis. COOL will thereafter include a notion of style and external appearance and will become as fundamental as the search for freedom against community social standards, whether sexual or political . The detachment and the nomadism of the beat generation embodied its self visually at Woodstock. Soon after a side market developed which is very quickly taken over by advertising. COOL is then marketed, each part of it is absorbed little by little, and even though the styles  change continuously : hippie, punk, hip-hop, grunge etc. the paradox is that by wanting to go against capitalism  cool followers favour the acceleration and the radicalisation embracing the process of the cultural revolution.

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THE QUIET BUSY BUZZING WORLD

36691825_03_d-660x418_f-0_c-330x209While some people are fighting over power, money, religious beliefs, others are quietly busy in a buzzing world that most of us are unaware of…. Watch this video of a father and son, who have spent 10 years working on a bee-hive that honey can be  extracted  from without disturbing the bees, and making things easier for bee keepers. This invention may inspire more people to have bee hives and therefore to look after bees which need to be saved because of the pesticides that are killing them. I love watching bees they are such an inspiration, busy and buzzing minding their own business and getting on with things. http://youtu.be/WbMV9qYIXqM

Dr BACH RESCUE REMEDY AND OTHER REMEDIES

th?id=OPDoctor Bach rescue remedy, is a combination of different Bach remedies, each selected flower tunes an emotion, and the rescue remedy is the result of three remedies, it is to be used in case of panic attacks.

 

 

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling.

For more information on each remedy in this list click the relevant link. It might help to read some case studies first to see how they work.

Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen – fear of unknown things

Beech – intolerance

Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’

Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions

Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way

Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes

Chicory – selfish, possessive love

Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present

Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred

Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian – discouragement after a setback

Gorse – hopelessness and despair

Heather – self-centredness and self-concern

Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle – living in the past

Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens – impatience

Larch – lack of confidence

Mimulus – fear of known things

Mustard – deep gloom for no reason

Oak – the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine – guilt

Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose – terror and fright

Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives

Star of Bethlehem – shock

Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain – over-enthusiasm

Vine – dominance and inflexibility

Walnut – protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet – quiet self-reliance leading to isolation

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life

Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow – self-pity and resentment

The original system also includes an emergency combination remedy. Other pre-mixed combinations are offered by many remedy producers, but they tend to be ineffective because they are not chosen individually.

To get help selecting remedies contact a local Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.

 

“…the thirty-eight herbs heal gently and surely, and as there are no poisonous plants amongst them there is no fear of ill effects from overdoses or incorrect prescriptions.”

 

 

HUYGENS COSMETIC RUE DU TEMPLE

When passing by in rue du Temple in Paris with a friend the most wonderful smells came from this organic shop on the corner of the street. It attracted us into the shop and we discovered this new concepts, very simple, minimalist, with a bar that you could order your own personnalised products from as well as ready made standard ones. I asked what were the scent came from and it was this product. Essential oils: Verve. This one product I really loved

 

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L’HUILE SÈCHE PERSONNALISÉE AVEC L’HUILE ESSENTIELLE VERVE
APHRODISIAQUE H – DYNAMISME – SEDUCTION
INSOLENTE NOTE DE COGNAC BOISÉ AUX ÉPICES FRAÎCHES.

LE BIENFAIT DES HUILES VÉGÉTALES À VOTRE SERVICE. VAPORISÉE SUR LE CORPS ET LE VISAGE, SA TEXTURE FINE ET NON GRASSE LAISSERA UNE PEAU DOUCE ET DISCRÈTEMENT SATINÉE. PÉNÉTRATION RAPIDE. APPLIQUÉE SUR CHEVEUX SECS OU MOUILLÉS ELLE LEUR OFFRIRA HYDRATATION ET BRILLANCE.

Les huiles sèches HUYGENS sont composées de 100% d’ingrédients d’origine naturelle et 11,1% d’ingrédients issus de l’agriculture biologique

Nos produits respectent la Charte Bio HUYGENS afin de garantir le meilleur du soin au naturel.

GREAT XMAS PRESENT-HOME INDOOR CHICKEN RUN

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HEALTHY WAY TO START THE DAY

This is what you have been dreaming, fresh eggs every morning, from your own produce and chickens, you can install this on your balcony

Coop Dreams [link]
Brooklynite architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin recently moved to Portland and while acclimating to their new surroundings and trying to launch a new architecture firm, Mitchell created his very first project in Portland: a hen house. Allowed three hens by Portland authorities, Mitchell designed a modernist 4′ cube with a 4′ x 15′ run with reclaimed cedar siding, windows for ventilation and a green roof.